We are now open to visitors. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we will be guided by UK Govt Regulations on social distancing to protect our visitors as much as possible. Therefore visits will be by appointment only – please call Laurence on 07961 350053 or email and we will try to arrange a convenient day/time for either individual or family group visits. Access into the nursery will be limited in number. We have car parking space to safely operate a limited vehicle waiting system should this be required. Payments by card only. Please call for any further details or additional help.

Plant List Update –April 2020

includes starter packs and beginners collections, pots, compost & feed – see under plant list page

Orders by post

Welcome back to our website – we are delighted to continue offering our wide range of beautiful, colourful, orchids along with support and advice on plant care and maintenance, so please don’t hesitate to call, or get in touch. Our latest plant list can be forwarded by email (contact; telephone, or by post if requested. Orchids can be ordered online, or preferably by direct contact on my usual number 07961 350053 – when I will be happy to discuss plant availability, or answer any questions you may have. Please include a contact number with any messages, so I can get back to you.

Thank you again for the fantastic support from all our friends and customers during these very strange times and we trust you are all keeping safe and well.

Best regards from all at LHO, 


Tel Contact details for all enquiries – please call 07961 350053


Orchids at home –

Have you ever thought about brightening up your home with an orchid? Many types are easily grown around the house to bring a splash of colour to the living room, kitchen and hallways – we can help with advice on the best locations. Every house will have unique locations, light levels and aspects where orchids can find a spot to thrive in.

Why not give it a try? We have plants for the beginner wanting flowering size plants and as well as offering advice by phone or email, we can also help put you in touch with a Society near to you who offer meetings and events throughout the year. So help is at hand.

We also offer starter packs for those wanting to grow young plants on from seedlings or near maturing stage; and species/hybrids of interest to all orchid enthusiasts.

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Looking for other plants? Nurseries we recommend : for carnivorous plants Pete & Helleentje. 07530 176624 for garden plants tools and accessories- 01903 242003 for cacti & succulants – Stan & Vicki 07788 753215


Leasingham Show update:

Show Efforts see more than £700 Donated to Local Good Cause

A huge thank you to our enthusiastic friends and colleagues along with the all the show visitors who made our 2nd Lincoln Orchid enthusiasts a fantastic event raising £739.50, for the Lincs/Notts Air Ambulance service.

The 2nd Lincolnshire Orchid Show, held at Leasingham Village Hall on Saturday October 5 attracted 210 visitors who were treated to stunning flower displays, along with a magnificent selection of plants from multiple RHS Gold Medal Winners Craig House Cacti.

Not to forget the delicious homemade cakes, fine food fare and other treats which were also available to keep all the helpers and visitors sustained throughout the day!

East Midlands Orchid Society were awarded the Best Species and Best Hybrid in show with fabulous displays also from the Hinckley & District Orchid Society and the North East Orchid Society. The Lincs/Notts Air Ambulance were also represented.

“We couldn’t have run this show without the wonderful support from our friends and colleagues in the orchid and plant world and from the local community,” said Laurence Hobbs, who along with business partner Sandra Holland co-owns the Sussex-based orchid business.

“With so many to thank for their efforts, from manning the displays, the kitchen and doors, we would like to mention especially, Tony and Liz, Geoff, Margaret, Don and Mary, Keith and Yvonne for mustering all the hard-working volunteers as well as pitching in themselves. Also to Stan and Vicky from Craig House; Stuart and Fiona from the North East Society; and to Paul for his help with the hall and announcements. A wonderful day enjoyed by all.”

The Donation for the Air Ambulance Charity was raised through entrance tickets, tombola and from food and drinks. Along with the £448 raised at the inaugural event last year, donations to the charity so far have exceeded £1180.

The next show is scheduled for Saturday Oct 3rd 2020 at the Leasingham Village Hall, Chapel Lane, NG34  8LB. We will be looking forward to welcoming all this year at hopefully, a virus free time. Please keep checking back on our website in case of changes.

Want to participate? Got inspiring ideas for additional displays, table top-stalls, informative sessions? or for anyone wishing to join in, please contact Laurence direct on 07961 350053

For any further information contact Laurence on 07961 350053


Orchids  – make the perfect gifts !

Lots of colourful flowering plants available for sale both directly and via postal services. We also attend various shows and hold our own open days.

Currently these are affected by Coronavirus restrictions but we will update this website as the situation changes

Now celebrating over 30 years as a nursery, Laurence Hobbs Orchids Ltd has been established in Sussex since 1987.

We are near to Junction 10 (next turnoff past Gatwick) on M23 and head towards East Grinstead,  then Crawley Down – postcode RH10 4LN, Bailiffs Cottage Nursery.  Or call us for directions; 07961 350053

Please call/email direct for purchases and delivery arrangements. We accept most cards or cheques with payment by phone or post. Delivery arranged to suit you..

For further details on where we may be seen at various events in the UK see Shows page; For contact information on Orchid Society Groups in your area see Societies page